Endorsed Providers

The Far West Board of Directors approves all endorsed programs of the Association. They do not take that task lightly.

Association Services Inc. (ASI) is your best source of unique promotional products and apparel. Our goal is to provide dealer members with quality products, competitive pricing and fantastic service. Browse our site of over 850,000 products to learn how ASI can help promote your dealership with professionalism and style!


Merchant Credit Card Processing Program

We are pleased to announce a new and valuable membership benefit designed to save members on expensive credit card processing fees. After extensive research, we have chosen CardConnect to serve as Far West Equipment Dealers Association’s new credit card processing partner. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the following valuable benefits:
  • Wholesale credit card processing rates: FWEDA members should expect to save 10% - 40% off their existing credit card processing fees.
  • Personalized customer support: FWEDA members will now have VIP merchant support with an assigned merchant specialist for all of your credit card processing needs.
  • Rate Education/Advocacy: FWEDA members will receive education from the representatives at Marathon on how to always achieve the lowest processing rates.
  • Complimentary Processing Gateway: FWEDA members will have access to Marathon’s secure processing technology designed to increase overall efficiency and further ensure the lowest rates are achieved on every transaction.
Contact Chris Bergley at CardConnect today for your free and confidential savings analysis:
913-953-5302 or fill out our online contact form.

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FWEDA Mystery Shopping and Webinar Sales Training Program – This Far West Equipment Dealers Association program is administered by Creative Sales Solutions (CSS). Using dealer-authorized performance evaluations, CSS identifies areas where parts, service or equipment sales employees need improvement to provide exceptional customer service, create customer loyalty and increase sales.
CSS has called, recorded and evaluated more than 2,500 employees at dealerships that provide sales and service for every major brand of equipment.
CSS offers up to three free employee evaluations to members of FWEDA. To learn more about this no-obligation offer, click on Free Member Benefit video.
To learn more about CSS training, click on CSS Information video.

Informational and Printable Brochures:
Free Employee Evaluations
Parts and Service Training Program
Equipment Sales Training Program
Receptionist Training Program
Follow-up Training Program

Jim Facente is president of Creative Sales Solutions. The Florida-based organization is a training company that works with equipment dealerships throughout North America and is a recommended training partner of FWEDA. For information, call 1-800-539-1075 or visit www.css12.com.

Federated Insurance -

Mutual Insurance Company that understands your business.

Federated Mutual Insurance Companies is a leading property and casualty insurer of the equipment dealer industry. Federated Insurance has a variety of programs specifically designed to properly insurer FWEDA members. Our distribution system of marketing representatives and appointed independent agencies can and will provide quality service and value to FWEDA members. Federated focuses on not just offering a Property & Liability insurance policy, but offering risk management support to help policyholders limit the possibility of risk in their day-to-day business operations. Whether you need protection again unanticipated personal emergencies, retaining key employees or assistance planning the eventual transfer of your business, Federated's Financial Protection Services can help.

The Recommended Carrier for Property and Casualty Insurance , Workers Compensation (Colorado only) and Financial Protection Services for the Far West Equipment Dealer Membership!

Federated Mutual Insurance Companies is a leading property and casualty insurer of the equipment dealer industry and we are proud to be the recommended carrier of the Far West Equipment Dealer Association. Federated Insurance has a variety of programs specifically designed to properly insurer FWEDA members. Our distribution system of marketing representatives and appointed independent agencies can and will provide quality service and value to FWEDA members. Federated focuses on not just offering an insurance policy, but offering risk management support and Financial Protection Services to help policyholders limit the possibility of risk in their day-to-day business operations. For more information, please click on the Federated Insurance logo to link to our Internet site. You will be able to contact your local marketing representative, view our safety and risk management programs and learn more about the products and services offered to help your business. Since 1904, it's been our business to protect yours!

Federated Mutual Insurance Company
PO Box 328
121 E Park Square
Owatonna, MN 55060-0328
Phone: 800-533-0472

KPA - the nation's compliance experts on environmental, health and safety (EHS) and human resources (HR), serving more than 3,000 clients nationwide since 1986. KPA's on-site, on call, and online environmental and safety services are critical in reducing accidents and associated costs while ensuring the highest level of compliance with EPA and OSHA regulations. Additionally, KPA provides an HR system that screens problem applicants, forces compliance with state and federal regulations, and dramatically reduces the risk of lawsuits and administrative costs.

KPA's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Compliance business provides on-site, on call and online services to its clients.
  • On-site services: KPA provides complete OSHA safety compliance management and environmental compliance services, including regularly-scheduled facility inspections, employee training sessions, and formal Safety Committee meetings
On call services include round-the-clock support for EHS incidents
  • Online support includes myKPAOnline, an online safety and compliance tracking and measurement tool.
KPA's web-based Hotlink HR software, is a total HR Management solution designed in collaboration with leading labor and employment attorneys to ensure your business is in complete compliance with state and federal regulations. Delivered as a convenient software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, HotlinkHR™ gives you the tools you need to automate all essential process, improve efficiency with simple easy to use software and access expert advice on demand.
  • Automation of essential HR processes forces compliance
Improved efficiency with simple to use, web-enabled HR software On demand expertise includes online advice from attorneys with expertise in your industry, webinars and compliance alerts.

Contact KPA for a compliance evaluation of your facility: 866-356-1735 or info@kpaonline.com

Legal Shield - A training program to assist you in establishing an Identity Theft Plan to comply with new laws of civil and criminal liability for not properly protecting data in the workplace.

OfficeMax® - The Far West Equipment Dealers Association has chosen OfficeMax® as a preferred supplier of office products, technology solutions, furniture and space planning; OfficeMax ImPress® Print and Document Services as well as cleaning and break room supplies.

With Office Max, you will experience:
  • Reduced pricing on more than 25,000 products and 4,000 environmentally preferable products and services
  • Flexible purchase options—online, via catalog, by phone or at any of our 850+ OfficeMax stores using our Retail ConnectSM program
  • OfficeMax ImPress—customized digital print solutions designed to fit your budget and streamline your business requirements
  • Dedicated customer service with a personal touch - plus
  • Free delivery* on orders of $50 or more
Get started today by completing the Application Form. If you already have an account with Office Max, just give them (or Luella) a call and they can transfer your account into our group to insure you get the maximum savings!

Please do not hesitate to give Luella a call at the Far West office or contact Office Max directly at 800-248-6343, email AdvantagePrograms@officemax.com if you have any questions concerns or would like additional information.

PartnerShip® - Discount freight program helps dealers save on every inbound, outbound, small, and large shipment through the NAEDA Discount Freight Program*, a free member benefit. This program has saved dealers nearly $8 million off standard rates for small package and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments.

*This service is available for U.S. to Canada and Canada to U.S. shipping. The program does not apply to intra-Canadian shipments.

Dealer Discounts:
  • Save up to 29%** on select FedEx Express® services.
  • Save up to 20% on select FedEx Ground® services.
  • Save up to 10% on select FedEx Home Delivery® services.
  • Save at least 70% on your freight shipping with trusted carriers like UPS Freight®, YRC, and Con-way Freight.
**Includes a 5% online processing discount. Full details available at www.PartnerShip.com/24NAEDA/FedExdiscounts.

Enroll today! The NAEDA Discount Freight Program has no minimum shipping requirements and is free to all NAEDA-affiliated dealers.

For information, call 800-599-2902 or visit www.PartnerShip.com/24NAEDA.

Sentry Insurance

Sentry 401(k) - The Far West Equipment Dealers Association is proud to endorse Sentry for their 401(k) retirement plans. Sentry understands the significant responsibility and liability that comes with providing an employer sponsored retirement plan – they want the very best for your dealership and your valuable employees. With Sentry, you get an outstanding product that’s backed up with the expertise of Mesirow Financial® and Morningstar®, leaders in the industry, to help meet your obligations and reduce your liabilities as a retirement plan sponsor.

As a trusted FWEDA member, you receive:
  • A customized plan for your equipment dealership
  • Plan administration and record-keeping services
  • Participant investment advice and management services
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff dedicated to serving you and your employees
With over 50 years of experience providing retirement plan services, Sentry offers the financial strength you need, when you need it. What’s more, the cost-effective benefits of a Sentry plan may save you money!

Contact Sentry to find out how a plain talk, bundled solution can be tailored to your business needs. For more information or a no-obligation proposal, please contact Todd Thompson, Director of Sales – Life & Health, at (715) 346-8413. For additional information on Sentry’s 401(k) retirement plans, click here.

The OnHold Experience - A telephone on hold messaging system, will help your company communicate and interact with your clients in a professional and effective manner. They enhance customer service, build image, cross promote products and services, and drive web site traffic. Click here for more information.

Walt Garner Associates, Inc. - Insurance agency specializing in supplemental insurance benefits to employees of member dealers.

For many years FWEDA has endorsed the insurance programs marketed by Walt Garner Associates, which include: the Cancer, Intensive Care and the Dread Disease programs.

Our experience with Walt Garner Associates has been very favorable. A great number of dealers and their employees have enrolled in the programs and many claims have been paid fairly and promptly. Walt Garner Associates has also played an active roll in supporting your Association.

Walt Garner Associates, Inc.
Contact: Winston R. Humphreys
3916 Via Esperanza
Edmond, OK 73013
Phone: (405) 513-8500
Toll Free: (800) 851-8090
Fax: (405) 513-8501
Website: www.waltgarnerassoc.com
Email: winhum@msn.com

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At Walter Mortensen Insurance/ INSURICA we provide clients with unparalleled access to the most unique coverage and risk management expertise. Our industry specific knowledge and in-depth experience gives us valuable insight into your unique and often challenging needs. We are proud to be endorsed by FWEDA for Workers’ Compensation in California and Employee Benefits programs in all states. We are committed to providing an outstanding array of products and services that will benefit FWEDA members.

Exclusive Workers’ Compensation Services* for California FWEDA members include:

  •  Loss control services
  • Compensation control claims follow up services
  • Claims analysis
  • Experience modification factor analysis
  • Analysis and comparison of risk financing alternatives
  • Carrier interaction and communication services

Exclusive Employee Benefits Services for all FWEDA members include:

  • Plan design review, examination, and analysis
  • Plan implementation assistance
  • Carrier service assistance
  • Assistance with budgetary planning, cost management, and compliance issues
For information, contact one of our program leaders:
Mark Heyne
800-964-3205, ext. 212

Larry Feil

800-964-3205, ext. 5160

Or visit us at: www.INSURICA.com/FWEDA

*Please note: Workers’ Compensation Services are only available for California members.